NEC should have full authority to mandate the election date

Posted by: | Posted on: July 14, 2016

Op-Ed: The CEROC

Political Paradigm of Pragmatism from the Khmer Youth part 69

13244769_1012094622215875_908269022525752094_n 13265885_1012094645549206_3564723765706755072_nThis part (69), broadcasted by CMN on 19-20 June 2016, Mr. Sophan Seng articulated on the murky line of NEC to conduct its business independently. Many indicators have been discussed including the inability of NEC to control over data base of voter list and authorization of different election mandates particularly mandating the election date etc.

Over all NEC reform has been hindered by the effort of incumbent government to influence the performance of a neutral and independent NEC.

Why Cambodia government has worked out many activities to get maximize control over NEC? This doubt is not simple and easy to understand as Cambodian government and Cambodia’s People Party (CPP) has no clear line of working ethics and professionalism.